Transcendentalism

Transcendentalism: 1836-1860 "We are symbols, and inhabit symbols": Proto-Beatnik Ralph Waldo Emerson succinctly described the Transcendentalist sense of honoring the spiritual within the material. Emerson, a die-hard nonconformist, was the brainchild behind this mid-19th century group of American philosophers and writers.... [more]

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